Accident follows evasive maneuver

From Local Sources

BRETZVILLE — Medical treatment was declined after a Saturday night accident east of the Bretzville Junction.

Abigail R. Eckert, 17, Schnellville, was eastbound on State Road 64 in a 2016 Ford Fusion when the 11:11 p.m. accident occurred 2,000 feet east of State Road 162, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Eckert swerved to avoid a deer that came onto the highway from the north, according to the sheriff’s department. The maneuver sent the Fusion across the centerline and off the highway where it descended an embankment and stopped in a ditch.

A Berg’s Garage wrecker towed the car, which was thought to be totaled.

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